Dr Damian Mather argues that on Brexit, EU law as a subject for students can survive — but in a different form

After three prime ministers, two deals and four meaningful votes, the UK is still a full member of the European Union (EU).

Three and a half years on from the Brexit referendum, Manchester Law School and other educational institutions across the UK are still teaching EU law. It is still being interpreted and fully applied by the courts on a daily basis – but for how much longer?

There is no certainty here. The death of EU law as an area of study for undergraduate law students was predicted in 2016 but any rumours of its death, even now, are greatly exaggerated.

Given that EU law remains fully integrated (or entangled) in UK law, the importance of its place within the law degree remains undiminished.


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